Wingra West Watershed Study

Last Updated: 07/06/2020

Latest Update

7/1/2020: 
The July 9 public information meeting has been rescheduled for July 23.  

City Engineering will host a virtual public information meeting, 6 p.m., July 23, 2020, via Zoom. Registration is required prior. Register now. 

View a new story map for this watershed! Story maps are interactive pages that explain a project more visually and interactively. Take a scroll through this new tool to understand the Wingra West Watershed Study and give us feedback to share if flooding shown matches your experience. *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.

Project Overview

The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Wingra West watershed (as shown below). A local consulting engineer, Brown and Caldwell, will complete the study.

Wingra West Watershed Map

The Wingra West watershed drains east to Lake Wingra.

Timeline

The studies are expected to take over 18 months. During this time, the city will look at watersheds as a whole to make sure solving a flooding problem upstream won’t push more water downstream and cause more flooding.

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

City Engineering will host a virtual public information meeting, 6 p.m., July 23, 2020, via Zoom. Registration is required prior. Register now. 
The March 16 public information meeting was canceled because of COVID-19, and the July 9 meeting was rescheduled to July 23.  

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Virtual Meeting Format
The July 23 meeting will be held virtually online via Zoom. It will include a presentation and question and answer portion for attendees.

Step 1: Register for the Meeting
To take part, register here. Once registered, attendees will receive a link to access the meeting. If you have questions about registering, email engineer@cityofmadison.com.

Step 2: Download Zoom
Attendees will need to have Zoom downloaded on their phone or computer to attend the meeting. Attendees can download a free version of Zoom . Please do not wait to download a few minutes below the meeting to allow for troubleshooting time should you have technical issues.

Step 3: Get link, Attend Meeting
Registered attendees will be sent a Zoom link in a separate email. Once attendees receive the emailed link, click the link when the meeting is scheduled to begin to attend. During the meeting, attendees will be able to listen into the meeting. Attendees will be muted, however, attendees will be able to provide comments, ask questions and virtually raise hands. Questions will be answered during the Q and A portion of the presentation at the end.

Press Release: Closer to Possible Flooding Solutions: Engineers to Share Data 

May 1, 2019: Wingra West Watershed Public Information Meeting presentation

Watershed Study Information

To learn more about flash flooding and why the City is completing a watershed study in this area please visit: Flash Flooding Resilience Story Map *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.

Listen to a presentation about the City's watershed studies at: Watershed Studies 2019 Audio Presentation

Report Flooding

If anyone has experienced flooding, and is willing to share with the City, please report it on the City's website. Even if a homeowner reported flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, the City needs standardized information to create stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. The flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies.

Additional Resources